The analytical group of the portal http://texty.org.ua/ has for the second time conducted research to determine Ukraine’s best universities. In the authors’ opinion, the best criterion for this is rating the indicators of incoming students on the basis of External Independent Testing (ETI), and also indicators of the cost of education and the professionalism of the teachers.
According to the results of the research, the Ukrainian Catholic University has gone up 34 places in the rating (in comparison with 2011) and is now among the three national leaders. The average
indicator of the EIT results of our incoming students is the highest in the country, at 182.5 points. The contract price of education is also a very important criterion, as the research demonstrated that, the higher the cost of education, the higher the quality of educational services the university offers.
“We decided to rate universities according to the EIT level of their students. We proceeded from the simple idea that the higher the students’ EIT rating, the higher the university’s level… The group in first place is the Ukrainian Catholic University, Taras Shevchenko National University, and National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.” The second group of universities is Bogomolets University, Lviv Medical University, Kyiv Polytechnic University, and Kharkiv University. The three main centers of education, which was evident also in 2011, are Kyiv, Lviv, and Kharkiv,” so stated Anatoliy Bondarenko, head of the journalistic data department of the site texty.org.ua
An interactive table of the rating of universities is available at https://www.radiosvoboda.org/a/vnz-rate/29012005.html
In 2017, the Ukrainian Catholic University admitted to its place of education 327 first-year students, who entered 10 bachelors’ programs at UCU. Throughout the last year, on the one hand the
university continued actively to grow and develop and, on the other hand, its team made efforts to review, improve, and provide new content and quality of processes at the level of management and also program content. The university’s first campaign and its results fairly well demonstrated the importance of such an approach: a number of absolutely new interdisciplinary programs like Ethics-Politics-Economics (Faculty of Social Sciences) and Business Analysis (Faculty of Applied Sciences) were able to recruit outstanding entering students.
In general, 41% of first-year students in bachelors’ programs in 2017 were in the top 5% of the country’s high school graduates according to the IET profile exam. For the programs of the Faculty
of Applied Sciences this figure is at 57%.